I can’t believe I’m writing this, but this week, Espresso and Cream turns 3! It’s amazing (and a little cringe-worthy) to look back at posts from three years ago and think about all the life that has been lived and documented on these pages in the past three years. When I started writing this little blog, I was getting ready to enter my senior year in college and unsure what I was going to do after graduation. I’ve since graduated, gone through a season of uncertainty with my career, landed a full time job, dated and married my husband, added a furry member to our family and eaten a lot of amazing food along the way. To all of you who have been reading, especially those who were reading when I didn’t think anyone was during those beginning months, thank you! Your e-mails, tweets and comments make blogging so much fun and I’ve made so many great friends along the way.

In celebration of three years of blogging, I’ve baked you a cake. A coffee cake to be exact. And what goes better with coffee cake than a $100 J. Crew gift card, right? It probably comes as a surprise to no one that I have an undying love for J. Crew, and as fall approaches I thought some of you might be looking to add a few new items to your wardrobe. The giveaway is open between now and Thursday, August 16th at 10 p.m. and I’ll be announcing the winner on Friday.
You have two chances to enter:

1. Leave a comment below telling me what you’re looking forward to most about this fall.
2. Tweet about the giveaway (and leave a separate comment telling me that you Tweeted about it)

A week ago, Joe asked if I would mind making a coffee cake for him to have with breakfast sometime soon. I couldn’t remember the last time I made a coffee cake, and I don’t think there is a recipe on the site, so I was more than happy to oblige. Turns out, I found it incredibly hard to find a basic coffee cake recipe in any of the cookbooks I own. Eventually, I found this recipe from Ina Garten for her sour cream coffee cake. It’s a basic recipe, which is exactly what Joe requested, with a cinnamon sugar streusel in the center and atop a moist sour cream cake. I would make this cake again in a heartbeat, as a casual treat for Joe or to share with company. Though if it were up to me, I might stir some fresh raspberries into the batter for an extra kick.

The Barefoot Contessa’s Sour Cream Coffee Cake
From All Cakes Considered by Melissa Gray

Ingredients
For the Cake:
*1 1/2 sticks unsalted butter, softened
*1 1/2 cups sugar
*3 extra-large eggs
*1 1/2 teaspoons vanilla extract
*1 1/4 cups sour cream
*2 1/2 cups cake flour
*2 teaspoons baking powder
*1/2 teaspoon baking soda
*1/2 teaspoon salt
For the Streusel
*1/4 cup light brown sugar
*1/2 cup all-purpose flour
*1 1/2 teaspoons ground cinnamon
*1/4 teaspoon salt
*3 tablespoons butter, cut into pieces
*3/4 cup chopped almonds, walnuts or pecans

Instructions
*Preheat oven to 325°F. Grease and flour a 10-inch tube pan. Set aside.
*Cream together the butter and sugar in the bowl of an electric mixer with the paddle attachment for 4 to 5 minutes, until light and fluffy.
*Add the eggs, one at a time, then add the vanilla and sour cream.
*In a separate bowl, sift together the flour, baking powder, baking soda and salt. With the mixer on low, add the flour mixture to the batter until just combined. Finish stirring with a spatula to be sure batter is completely mixed.
*For the streusel, place the brown sugar, flour, cinnamon, salt and butter in a bowl and pinch together with your fingers until it forms crumbs. Mix in the nuts, if desired.
*Spoon half the batter into the pan and spread it out with a spatula. Sprinkle with 3/4 cup streusel. Spoon the rest of the batter in the pan, spread it out and scatter the remaining streusel on top. Bake for 50 to 60 minutes, until a cake tester comes out clean.
Madison’s Note: I didn’t have a 10-inch tube pan so I used a 9-inch deep-sided springform pan. I had to bake it for a little longer (maybe 70 to 75 minutes) and the center sunk a bit, but it still tasted great!

Happy Baking!
Madison 

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  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=32901802 Ashley Eden

    This Fall I am most looking forward to my wedding (yeay!) that will be in Central Florida late September. I am so excited to have found the love of my life! I know this will be a memorable year for both of us!

  • Michaelson5

    Making pumpkin bars!

  • Justine Lorelle

    Boots, rights, and pumpkin-flavored everything. Same things I look forward to every fall ;-)

    Happy blog-iversary!

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=32901802 Ashley Eden

    My tweet at ashleyeden84: One of the best food blogs out there! Sour Cream Coffee Cake and a Birthday Giveaway! http://espressoandcream.com/2012/08/sour-cream-coffee-cake-and-a-birthday-giveaway.html

  • Gabby Bladdick

    Congrats on the blog birthday, lady!

    This post comes at a good time – I just created an entire list of the things I am looking forward to most this fall! Fall is by-far my absolute favorite season! Out of all of the things that I love about it, I think my very favorite is simply the clothing options – comfortable sweaters, jeans, boots (!) and dressy scarves. I love it!

  • http://littlefoodcourt.com/ Courtney

    So excited about cozy sweaters and boots for fall! Happy blog birthday too, of course! :)

  • http://www.hungryhealthygirl.com/ kim@Hungryhealthygirl

    I know if it’s from Ina, it’s got to be good and it looks amazing! I’m looking most forward to sweaters, jeans, boots, and pumpkin {of course}l. Happy 3 year anniversary!!

  • Gabby Bladdick
  • http://www.cupcakesomg.blogspot.com/ CupcakesOMG!

    omg, wow!!! 3 years is such an accomplishment–my blog turned 3 a couple weeks ago. I completely ignored it, but it’s definitely no small feat!! happy blog-thday!

    and p.s. i totally have my eye on the sequined chevron tee from j.crew so this giveaway is perfect!!!!

    CupcakesOMG!

  • Mommoscakes

    What I look forward to the most is baking fall treats and especially persimmon cookies. My family loves anything with pumpkin and spice and we love hot apple cider or wassil
    mommoscakes@gmail.com

  • Natty McGlynn

    Morning Madison, Thanks for sharing yourself and your blog for 3 years now!

    I would *love, love* to win this sweet giveaway from J. Crew. What I’m most looking forward to this fall is a sweet road-trip down the Pacific Coast Highway with my husband, and taking lots of hikes through the many National Parks in Oregon.

    Fingers crossed,
    Natalie McGlynn

  • Amanda O.

    Pumpkin anything!

  • Rachbarnes

    I’m sooooo excited for the cooler weather and wearing scarves!

  • Lindsay Adeyiga

    So fun!! Would love to win this :)

    I am most looking forward to walking the dog without sweating like crazy :) and all the fall colors and flavors!

  • Lindsay Adeyiga

    Tweeted :)

  • Blaircurley

    Fall baking, boots, sweaters and everything pumpkin!!!!!

  • Molly Adams

    I am looking forward to being able to layer clothes and football!

  • Lindsey

    I’m most looking forward to the cooler weather and beautiful leaf colors.

  • http://chipchiphooray.wordpress.com/ Tara @ Chip Chip Hooray

    This fall, I’m most looking forward to starting grad school–buying notebooks and reading new books and just generally getting to be a student again. Hooray! :D

  • Hilary

    Congratulations on three years, that’s awesome!!

    This fall I am looking forward to transferring to the University of Minnesota- Twin Cities and starting my junior year and my path in their journalism school. It will be a fun new adventure that will hopefully lead me into the career path that I am hoping for! I have a lot ahead for me this fall and I can’t wait to get started!

    The J. Crew gift card would be an execellent wardorbe addition for my new beginnings!

    -Hilary

  • Retha Hase

    that cake looks delicious! I’m looking forward to crisp fall days that are great for hiking and running! I really am looking forward to trading in my flip flops for boots – but not too soon tho as I don’t want to wish away summer!

  • http://chipchiphooray.wordpress.com/ Tara @ Chip Chip Hooray

    And I tweeted. :) Happy blog birthday! And this cake looks deeeeelish. I love coffee cake.

  • Emily Milligan

    I am looking forward to chilly days and nights, apple picking, playing in the leaves with my boys.

  • Hilary

    Here is one of my tweets about your 3 years!!
    https://twitter.com/hilarygib

  • Emily

    I am looking forward to chilly days and nights, apple picking, and playing in the leaves with my boys.

  • Kristin Graybeal

    Looking forward to making hot soups again (it’s just not the same in the summer when it’s hot) and the crisp, clean chilly air of the Pacific NW! And visiting the local farms to pick out pumpkins, seeing the plants and trees transition, and visiting family for holidays. The list goes on… fall is probably my favorite season.

  • Andrea Baran

    I absolutely love fall! I can’t wait for cider, soups, corn mazes and pumpkin patches!

  • http://twitter.com/JALOrganic Lindsay C. Moore

    Happy Birthday Esspresso and Cream!! Apparently we share a birthday — I’m the big 2.5. today and I guess officially an adult as much as I try to fight it… :)

    Congrats on all of your successes over the past 3 years!

    This fall, I’m looking forward to 1. being a newlywed during football season so I can bring my hubby to watch the Dawgs play and sleep in the same hotel room without my rents giving us the stink-eye, 2. fall foliage, 3. cinnamon and nutmeg flavored everything, 4. apples, 5. boots and j.crew clothes {for real, I would say that without learning of this awesome giveaway :) }

    P.S. one of our 4th of July guests made Ina’s cream cheese coffee cake and it was SO good – almost like a cross between cheese cake and coffee cake…I aint complainin’!

  • Jen

    wearing cozy sweaters and drinking hot coffee!

  • caity g.

    I’m excited for fall because of cooler weather and fall football games! Congrats on 3 years!

  • Lindsay K

    I’m most looking forward to going on my yearly apple-picking trip at a nearby apple orchard. Fall is my favorite season, though, so I’m really looking forward to just about all the beautiful season has to offer!

  • Elizabeth

    I am most looking forward to my wedding!!

  • Melissa J

    Blazers, Boots, pumpkin spice lattes and cider!

  • http://twitter.com/JALOrganic Lindsay C. Moore

    I tweeted about your giveaway @JALOrganic!

    AWESOME birthday giveaway from @MadisonHofmeyer on Espresso and Cream today! J.Crew gift card just in time for fall…

  • AmandaD

    I’m looking forward to new leather boots, leggings and football!

  • KMR

    I’m looking forward to a new pair of riding boots!

  • Hanna Peterson

    Crisp, cool air and Cyclone football!

  • http://piecesofjess.wordpress.com/ Jessica Laake

    I’m looking forward to sweaters, pumpkin bars and football (just to name a few). Fall is my favorite season!!

    Congrats on 3 years!

  • Hanna Peterson

    Crisp, cool air and Cyclone football!

  • Katie R

    Cooler temperatures and planning my wedding!

  • Elizabeth

    I have some fab twitter friends who will be very pleased to see that tweet!

  • http://piecesofjess.wordpress.com/ Jessica Laake

    Tweeted! :)

  • Heather McGregor

    I love the fall so much!!! This year I am looking forward to cool temps and apple picking!!

  • Angharad

    Wow. Happy bday Espresso and Cream! Fall = chunky scarves and boots. I think that’s plenty to be excited about!

  • Molly K

    Very cool! I am looking forward to cooler weather. Of course that won’t be here until November. But I can’t wait!!!

  • Shannon

    Layering clothes and “fall baking” (aka anything with pumpkin!)!

  • Emily Rasmussen

    Happy birthday E&C! I’m excited for harvest time so my hubby can make great wine – and to wear my Hunter Wellingtons when the rain starts.

  • Megan

    Fall is my favorite season and I’m so excited for the leaves to change and for comfy layering clothes. Most of all I’m just ready for cooler weather because I have a tendency to sweat… a lot.

  • Mindy

    Happy 3 years to you and your blog. I love reading your posts! I am most looking forward to drinking pumpkin pie spiced lattes this Fall! A cute J. Crew cardigan would look great with my latte in hand ;-)

  • Mindy
  • Maureen

    Congratulations on your milestone. Yeah!

    This fall I am looking forward to cooler temps. It has been so very hot and humid this summer. I was wilting.
    I love the Fall clothing too and the football games.

  • Kristen

    Pumpkins and winter squash!

  • Bettina

    Happy 3rd Birthday!

    I’m looking forward to my twins’ first birthday in October.

  • Ashley P

    Apple picking- and all the yummy things you can make with the apples.

  • Carolynlb

    Congratulations on the blog turning 3. It is one of my favorites and I feel like I “know” someone famous because I saw you on Rachael Ray !! :) For Fall, I am most looking forward to baking. While my summers get busy and temps rise I just do not have the time or desire, but when Fall rolls around I love lazy weekends and trying new recipes to bake. I would really like to be baking this Fall in a new J.Crew outfit! Ha. Have a great day!

  • http://www.facebook.com/chelsy.ethridge Chelsy Ethridge

    Congrats! I am looking forward to big cozy sweaters, for sure! Oh, and Thanksgiving :)

  • http://www.facebook.com/chelsy.ethridge Chelsy Ethridge

    I tweeted about the giveaway!

  • Sarah D

    Congrats Madison! I’m looking forward to going for long runs – I love the sound of crunching dry leaves :)

  • Christin Oien

    Happy 3rd Birthday Espresso and Cream! I love the inspiration in your blog and the realness you present to your readers whether its about food, no fat talk, or fashion. This fall I am looking forward to crunching leaves, cool nights, sweatshirts, football, and fall parties!

  • Kristen B

    Fall is my favorite season! I love college football, cider mills, and fall fashion. I am most looking forward to our trip to Europe to celebrate our first anniversary!

  • Jess Lokhorst

    Cinnamon in everything!! Wrapped up in a scarf and sweater holding my beloved coffee by a morning campfire!

  • Jess Lokhorst

    Just sent some twitter love your way!!

  • emily @ Livinglongfellow

    I’m most excited about fall drinks-cider, chai, cocoa, pumpkin lattes. dying in excitement!

  • Neena

    Pumpkin pie and watching the leave change colors! I look forward to both every fall!

  • Anna K.

    Happy Birthday E&C! I am looking forward to jeans and sweaters and baking apple pie with freshly picked apples!!

  • Callie Wahl

    I am most excited for the Apple Orchard!!!!!!

  • Callie Wahl

    Tweeted!

  • Krisla

    I’m looking forward to Thanksgiving!

  • Krisla

    Tweeted! :)

  • Kellirolfes

    Happy Birthday Espresso and Cream!

    I’m most excited about wearing boots with leggings, apple cider, crunching leaves while I walk around my neighborhood, pumpkin patches, and warm, cinnamon smells!

  • Corey

    So excited for boots and tights in the fall!

  • Cindy A.

    Thank you so much for offering such a fun and generous giveaway. Fall is my absolute favorite season! I always look forward to the changing leaves, seasonal scents and Halloween.

  • Alaine

    I am most looking forward to being able to take walks outside without it being 100 degrees!
    family74014 at gmail dot com

  • Alaine

    i tweeted about the giveaway
    family74014 at gmail dot com

  • Cindy A.
  • Jessica Crawford

    Football and cooler weather!

  • Rachel R

    I cannot wait for fall! Scarves, boots, crock-pot meals, anything and everything made with pumpkin and best of all, the start of football season! This time of year cannot be beat :)
    Happy Blog-iversary!

  • http://www.tiptopshape2.blogspot.com/ Liz @ Tip Top Shape

    I love fall clothes! So, that is what I’m looking forward to :D

  • Rachel R
  • UrbanWife

    Happy Blog Birthday! It’s been so fun to read along your journey the past few years. This fall, I’m looking forward to college football (Go Gators!), lots of birthdays, our wedding anniversary and hopefully much COOLER weather. Thanks for the generous giveaway! I love j.Crew lots.

  • Danielle C.

    I can not wait for Fall….because there is football, hot apple cider, pumpkins, pie, Apple Hill, wine, fall clothes and cuddle weekends.

  • Sarah

    Happy birthday, Expresso and Creme! I am an avid reader and love everything from the recipes to your fashion! Every fall, I look forewarn to football, long sleeves, chili, and all things apple and pumpkin!

  • Courtney

    Living in a desert-like climate, I’m looking forward to cooler temps. And, most of all pumpkin…yes, pumpkin everything!

  • Julianna

    Happy 3 year blog birthday! I absolutely love reading your blog and really enjoy trying out your recipe. I’m looking for an excuse to try the tofu mint chocolate pie.

    What I’m looking forward to this fall- Scarves, apple cider, pumpkin everything, blazers, and beautiful fall leaves.

    Such a generous giveaway, thank you!

  • lauraw

    boots and apples being in season!

  • Jamie

    i’m looking forward to a break from the heat & humidity!

  • http://twitter.com/cherielisabeth cherielisabeth

    I am looking forward to seeing the leaves change colors and wearing sweaters and boots again!

  • http://keepitsweetdesserts.com/blog/ Lauren at Keep It Sweet

    Cake + money to jcrew, what more could we ask for? :-) I’m looking forward to the fresh cool air and eating loads of pumpkin and apples! Happy blog bday!!

  • Michelle M

    I’m looking forward to cooler temps and pumpkin everything1

  • Jfaith45

    I’m looking forward to football, sweatshirts, apples, pumpkins, scented candles, and beautiful maple leaves.

  • Lindsay Healey

    Fall always makes me very nostalgic and I love everything about fall except the winter that comes after. I most look forward to the food and fashion, and also the beautiful scenery when the leaves change.

  • kacey

    i’m looking forward to the cool, crisp fall air…and pumpkin spice lattes.

  • Rachel Clemens

    so fun…happy birthday! pumpkin, college football, and boots–and most everything else fall:)

  • katie

    happy birthday! very excited for college football, sweater weather, and pumpkin everything.

  • Aeamathis

    Chambray! And leopard!

  • Meghan

    Williams Sonoma has this amazing pumpkin bread mix that I look forward to buying and eating every year! And of course football, gumbo and less humidity are more reasons to love fall!

  • Ka

    Everything apple and pumpkin, less humidity, and my birthday!

  • manda

    I have a birthday a week from today and this giveaway would make it extra special. :)

  • Melissa

    I’m so excited for cooler weather and football season !!

  • Mandi

    Cooler weather and pumpkin spiced lattes!

  • Stacy Lane

    I am most looking forward to chilly weather; this summer has been SO HOT!

  • Stacy Lane

    And I tweeted at you :)

  • Kate

    One of my best friends is getting married this Fall and I can’t wait! The only thing that could make it better would be a new dress!

  • http://theavidappetite.com/ Rachel @ The Avid Appetite

    Happy blog birthday!! What an exciting milestone :) It’s so fun to see how things change over time. This coffee cake looks unreal! As for fall? I can’t wait for cool breezes, sweaters, boots and pumpkin!

  • http://www.alextriesitout.com/ Alex Meyer

    This fall, I’m looking forward to wearing boots again! I love boots of all types, but just can’t do it with this nasty Iowa weather. It’s too hot!

  • http://www.alextriesitout.com/ Alex Meyer

    I also tweeted :) .

  • Kelly

    Just found your blog and am loving it – happy 3 years! :) I’m most looking forward to fall food, of course, and wearing tall boots with everything!

  • Stacey

    Happy 3rd Birthday! How exciting to see how an idea has come to fruition for you! Fall is my favorite season. Every year I look forward to bulky sweaters, boots, caramel apples, apple orchards, and pumpkin carving.

  • Mandy Baker

    What a great giveaway! I love EVERYTHING about fall in Michigan! The crisp air, cozy clothes, yummy warm drinks, beautiful colors, and my daughter’s first day of preschool. And maybe some new J Crew clothes :)

  • Erika

    Happy 3rd birthday! I’m making this coffee cake tonight. :)

    I can’t wait for fall! I got married last month, but work has been crazy for us both since the wedding, so we haven’t seen each other enough recently. So I’m looking forward to really enjoying our first months of marriage and getting away for a couple weekends together!

  • Amanda Thompson

    FOOTBALL!!!!

  • clkeller

    Starting my teaching career!

  • Alina

    I’m looking forward to cold weather, cute clothes and Homecoming! :) I LOVE fall and I can’t wait till it comes!

  • Kara

    I’m looking forward to my wedding :)

  • Chelsey L Altena

    So much to be thankful for and look forward to this fall! I just got married and I can’t wait to spend our first fall (our favorite season) in our new home and new city! Also, I found out this morning that I will be teaching first grade in the fall… My first full time job!!

  • Giovanna

    I’m looking forward to baking fall treats – using Pumpkin, Pecans, and Salted Caramel for the first time in MONTHS!!

  • http://www.thesweetslife.com/ natalie@thesweetslife

    loved all your vacation pics–so glad you guys had fun! :)

    i’m looking forward to trips to NYC & Napa, and my sister’s wedding!

  • http://twitter.com/sarah_vetter Sarah Vetter

    I am most looking forward to pumpkin spice soy lattes from Starbucks! And boots. :)

  • Cellabella

    I’m looking forward to the weather getting cooler and being able to bake more (since it’s too hot to turn an oven on right now ;)

  • Andrea

    Happy Birthday E&C! I’m most excited to meet our new baby boy in October! Life as we know it will change

  • Brindi B

    Football!!!!!!!! oh, and cobbler :)

  • Katie

    I’m so ready for the cooler weather!

  • http://twitter.com/kelliechio Kellie

    I am looking forward to carving a pumpkin!!

  • http://twitter.com/kelliechio Kellie
  • Natalie Erali

    this fall i plan to make an apple pie from scratch (including crust) for the first time. it will be an adventure. also, i can’t wait to wear scarves again!

  • Sarah Erickson

    Buying new gel pens for school- nerdy? I know. :)

  • Sarah Erickson

    I don’t have a twitter account, but Kurt is doing it for me!

  • Libby Luecke

    I am so ready for cardigan weather (even better if the cardigan is from J. Crew)

  • katherine d

    i’m looking forward to NFL football and beginning my internship

    katherinedibello (at) gmail (dot) com

  • Laura S

    I’m looking forward to all things pumpkin and the amazing number of recipes I can count on you to inspire me with!

  • Kammie @ Sensual Appeal

    I’m most looking forward to cuddling :) and the rain, and pumpkins… just cuddles

  • Kammie @ Sensual Appeal
  • Abby

    happy blog birthday! and fall is definitely my favorite season….wearing layers, college football, and apple orchards are what I’m looking most forward to!

  • http://twitter.com/natalie_e_s Natalie

    favorite thing about fall: it’s cool enough that I can leave the windows open and be 100% comfy in a sweatshirt and jeans. delicious weather! (and this coffee cake looks just as delicious)

  • http://twitter.com/natalie_e_s Natalie

    andddd, I tweeted (with the link, and a mention of you!).

  • http://twitter.com/butterflyrouge MJ Moore

    I can never decide what I look forward to most about Fall: wearing boots or baking all day!

  • http://twitter.com/butterflyrouge MJ Moore
  • http://www.journeytojoseph.com Kayla

    I’m most looking forward to: pumpkin spice candles, boots, scarves, and fresh air! Also to my son being able to play in the leaves. :)

  • http://www.journeytojoseph.com Kayla

    Also, tweeted! :)

  • Colleen @ Miss Petite Sweets

    I’m most looking forward to baking with pumpkin, apples & all those delicious fall ingredients!

  • Katie Stiegemeier

    I’m most looking forward to apple picking, pumpkin pie, and cozy afternoons watching football!

  • Jenny Lee

    I can’t wait to be done with my board exam! And celebrate with a yummy treat :)

  • Ash

    I’m looking forward to crisp fall air.

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=17209827 Amanda Shaff

    I’m looking forward to football cuddles with my fiance!

  • Mary M.

    Sweatshirts and ISU football!!

  • Cassandra

    Honestly, I’m looking forward to the start of my college career! :)

  • Mary M.

    I tweeted!

  • Elizabeth Mickle

    Looking forward to morning walks with our little one as the leaves change colors!

  • Kristi

    wearing all my scarves again…I love scarves :)

  • Kristi

    and I tweeted :)

  • Jane

    I’m looking forward to traveling to volunteer in Cambodia with my best friend! I won’t get to enjoy the beautiful New England foliage and weather, but I think it’ll be worth it!

  • Rachael

    i am most excited for all pumpkin type food and drinks…mmmm pumpkin spice lattes!

  • Ashton

    I’m looking forward to crisp, cool days, lots of outdoor activities, college football, and homemade apple confections!

  • Michelle

    I’m looking forward to wearing my new boots!

  • Emily

    warm apple crisp and cinnamon ice cream

  • Samantha

    I am so looking forward to the weather! Love the boots!

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=9343602 Kristin Twigg Darhower

    I’m looking forward to my husband coming home from his deployment!

  • michelle

    I’m looking forward to wearing lofters, riding boots, and combat boots

  • michelle
  • Ashli

    I’m looking forward to cooler weather and crunchy leaves.

  • Rachel

    I can’t wait to make homemade applesauce!

  • Amanda

    I can’t wait for apples to arrive at the farmer’s market

  • Marilyn

    Blue Bunny Cinnamon Ice Cream on warm apple pie.

  • Angela Bomgaars

    I might say ditto to Marilyn’s comment….gotta love apple pie!

  • Aurelia Laurel Baker

    Taking classes at Drexel with my favorite Sigma sister and best friend in the world!

  • Aurelia Laurel Baker
  • Anne

    I can’t wait to pull out the scarves, knee-high socks, and tall boots!

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Radmila-Ustych/100001334477372 Radmila Ustych

    hi, thanks for the great giveaway! This fall, i am looking forward to the birth of my second child – the son, and I do need some new outfit to celebrate! THanks, Radmila, rada76@Mail.ru

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Radmila-Ustych/100001334477372 Radmila Ustych
  • Danielle

    Happy Three Years! I’ve enjoyed reading your blog for the last 1.5. It is so strange to think of fall right now, but I look forward to the cooler weather, beautiful foliage, and the fall-themed desserts.

  • Kristel

    I am looking forward to lots and lots of fresh apples. I love going to the orchard to pick in the fall.

  • Hailee

    As much as I LOVE summmer, I cant wait for fall and a regular schedule again!

  • Jess

    After working for several years, I am looking forward to being a student again!

  • Lindsay

    I’m looking forward the most to getting married this fall! Plus eating all things pumpkin…ALMOST equal excitement :)

  • Lindsay

    I tweeted about the giveaway! @pinktoes218

  • Ashley

    I am most looking forward to warm dinners and wearing sweaters!

  • Tiffany

    I am looking forward to going back to school!

  • Laura Wifler

    Boots and Pumpkin Spice Lattes! Happy Birthday and congratulations on three years of blogging! Thanks for the giveaway!

  • Kelsey

    I am looking forward to the cooler weather! This summer has been way too HOT!

  • Michelle

    I can’t wait to go apple picking with my family!!

  • http://twitter.com/etsetara tara

    i’m looking forward to cooler weather and my youngest sister moving to town for college!

  • Michelle

    I tweeted about the giveaway:
    https://twitter.com/ShellyBells1

  • Stacey

    Happy birthday, E&C! Sending you birthday love from Boston! I’m most looking forward to going pumpkin picking with my 9 month old son this Fall. Bright orange pumpkins are the best background for baby photo shoots!

  • http://twitter.com/DessertForTwo Christina

    I’m SO excited for fall to wear sweaters. I finally live in a climate that’s cold enough to wear them. Hooray!

  • Cindy @ The Flipping Couple

    Fall is my absolute favorite season! I’m looking forward to hoodies, thick sweaters, boots and our annual trip to Boston.

  • Jessica L.

    I’m definitely excited about cooler weather! And all the fall food :)

  • Adrienne

    I absolutely love fall! This is my senior year at Ohio State and my roommates and I created a fall bucket list! I’m most looking forward to football season, apple picking, carving pumpkins, and fall drinks from Starbucks :)

  • jjohnston

    Iowa football! And, layering clothes and boots!

  • Abbie Brown

    Looking forward to cooler morning runs!!

  • Emily N

    I am looking forward to all things pumpkin!!

  • Stephanie

    I can’t wait for an apple picking trip in Connecticut this fall :)

  • Meg Shamburger

    I can’t wait to get married! We are getting married at the end of September and its sneaking up really fast!

    Additionally I’m excited about all things pumpkin- bread, coffee, beer, cookies, cake…you get the picture!

  • Janelle

    Running in cooler temps and layering outfits!

  • Marisa

    I’m looking forward to everything! The change in weather, the leafs, wearing my boots, spiked apple cider, pumpkins and using my oven again!

  • Nadeanne

    I look forward to cooler weather, boots, and my parents coming to visit me :-)

  • Kayleigh

    Hey – the coffee cake looks great. And I’m looking forward to wearing scarves, the change in the leaves, and…. drinking hot chocolate in front of a fire.

  • http://www.facebook.com/laura.nielsen.39 Laura Nielsen

    I am so excited for hot apple cider and cooking with pumpkins!

  • Sharon Robertson

    What I’m most looking forward to this fall is . . . sweaters!

  • Jennifer

    I can’t wait to go apple and pumpkin picking in Door County! Love that you enjoyed it there so much, Madison!

  • Marie M

    I’m looking forward to apple season!

  • Lindsey Daniels

    I’m looking forward to college football, pumpkin patches, cooler weather, and sweaters & boots :-)

  • Rebecca

    I am looking forward to apple cider and apple cider donuts and pumpkin pie and cooler weather to run in.

  • http://twitter.com/ABitchinKitchen Maggie G.

    I’m most looking forward to fall baking – especially with pumpkin! Happy blog-anniversary, and thanks for the chance to win – I LOVE JCrew!

  • Adrienne

    new painter tees!…and of course fall decorating :)

  • Faith J.

    Happy Blog Birthday! This fall i am looking forward to Halloween, wearing suede boots, and getting cosy with my husband. Count me in for the giveaway!

  • http://www.facebook.com/gail.kuroda Gail Kuroda

    the changing fall colors
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  • ashley

    Apples, apple cider and apple doughnuts!

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  • Brittani

    I love everything about fall! Football, pumpkins, apples, bonfires!

  • Brittani

    I also tweeted the giveaway @britsargent

  • JennyV

    Pumpkin – pumpkin – and more pumpkin!

    That coffee cake looks great!

  • Caitlin Murphy

    I can’t wait for fall it is my favorite season! I love the changin of the leaves and everything pumpkin. Even the smell in the air changes. Love.

  • http://www.twitter.com/AngelaTenClay Angela Ten Clay

    Most looking forward to?! Hawkeye football!

  • Caitlin Murphy

    Just tweeted the giveaway! https://twitter.com/CaitlinJMurphy

  • ShannonLC

    Such a great give away! I just purchased my first dress from there and I’m not so patiently waiting for it to arrive. :) I love everything fall, but I really can’t wait for football to start!!

  • ShannonLC

    I tweeted this too!

  • http://www.twitter.com/AngelaTenClay Angela Ten Clay

    Tweet is done!

  • Barbara Aucoin

    Looking forward to the cooler weather and a trip to NYC

  • Rachel Buckingham

    I’m most looking forward to weekend afternoons spent curled up in a chair, wrapped in a cozy blanket reading with a cup of spiced apple cider or delicious coffee.

  • Rachel Buckingham

    Also tweeted about your awesome giveaway!

  • Nushechka

    i’m looking forward to cooler weather

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  • Spenser

    I’m looking forward to the arrival of my little girl in November!

  • Nichole

    Football, of course! I love to watch college and NFL football. I know you are a Gator so I thank you from the bottom of my heart for Urban Meyer. The “Urban Renewal” in Columbus, Ohio is going to be amazing. I am finally looking forward to Ohio State Football again!

  • Ivy

    My favorite thing about fall? Watching ISU football games and cruising through campus. But now that I have a wedding to plan for next summer, I’m rather excited to continue working on that.

  • Ivy

    I also tweeted about the giveaway! My handle is ivythepoison. Thanks!

  • Moira

    I am looking forward to the cool weather, Halloween, changing colors, and new TV shows!!!

  • Amy J

    Happy Blog Birthday! We are moving this weekend, so I am looking forward to many new adventures this fall! Also, my little girl is starting Kindergarten and my son will be in preschool, so that’ll be a fun time! Look forward to taking them to apple orchards, pumpkin patches, and bonfires wearing sweatshirts :-)

  • Kaylie

    I am looking forward to making apple pies and turnovers with fresh picked apples!

  • erin

    the arrival of baby #2 in november! could use some new clothes after that!

  • Deb Vander Weide

    I am looking forward to the trees turning beautiful colors!!

  • Sonya Jaswal

    As weird as it sounds, I’m looking forward to going back to school!

  • http://www.facebook.com/brittany.adams.391 Brittany Adams

    I am looking forward to coffee on the porch wearing my cardigans (maybe a j. crew cardigan!) over my pajamas! I also love colors of fall and can’t wait to take family picks with lots of leaves!

  • http://www.facebook.com/brittany.adams.391 Brittany Adams

    brittanyadams
    ‏@2baadams

    I hope I win the $100 J. Crew giveway! #happybirthdayespressoandcream

  • Claire

    Im looking forward to layering clothing & pumpkin based foods, yum :)

  • Naina

    I’m looking forward to hot chocolate, fall colors and setting up our new place with my fiance! happy blog birthday :)

  • Missy

    I am looking forward to watching my 11 year old son play football!!

  • Erika

    I’m looking forward to the beautiful weather, the leaves turning fall colors, and my 2 year wedding anniversary in October!

  • Elizabeth F

    I’m looking forward to crisp, cool days, bright blue October skies, and curling up on the couch in a thick wool cardigan with a bowl of hot soup.

  • Danielle K.

    I’m looking forward to celebrating my husband’s and my first autumn and hiking adventures together. We can’t wait for the colored sky of orange, red and some great football! SEC here we come! Plus getting to enjoy a cup of coffee in a cool crisp morning with the cutest nephew ever!

  • http://www.facebook.com/dulce.kersting Dulce Kersting

    I’m looking forward to Pumpkin Spice lattes and cozy cardigans. And autumn recipes from Espresso and Cream!

  • grace

    your cake rocks! that streusel topping is so tempting. my favorite part about fall is the sudden appearance of apples and cinnamon in everything!

  • http://twitter.com/karliejanel Karlie

    i’m looking forward to jeans and sweatshirts by the backyard bonfire. and my first fall as a married woman with my sweet husband. i’m also excited for fall decorating.

  • http://twitter.com/karliejanel Karlie

    just tweeted about you being the best blogger ever. thank you for being awesome :)

  • Abby Mansour

    Pumpkin everything, crisp fall air, apple orchard dates with my dear husband, chunky sweaters, the leaves in their burnt orange, red and yellow glory…and the list goes on. Thank you for the recipe! I just made coffee cake this past week and can’t wait to try out your recipe next time. : )

  • Hannah

    I’m looking forward to wearing khaki jackets!! I hope i win this giveaway!
    By the way, thanks for the recipe!

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  • Guest

    looking forward to: being back in the classroom

  • Bnschwinden

    Pumpkin spice lattes. I’m soo ready for them again